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Forget Baba’s magic pill. Kaadha to favipiravir, pandemic has given a new meaning to repurposed drugs.

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Forget Baba’s magic pill. Kaadha to favipiravir, pandemic has given a new meaning to repurposed drugs.

When policies have to be diluted and clinical trial protocols compromised for drugs to get quick approvals, the patients may have to pay a high price for it. However, in the frenzied pursuit of an anti-coronavirus vaccine or medicine, a handful of companies are not giving into the temptation of falling for instant gratification over safety.
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26 Jun 2020 12 Mins Read 9 comments
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As we continue to ‘science the hell’ out of this pandemic, let us match our scientific prowess with humility and a commitment to the patients we pride ourselves on serving. — Vicki L Sato, chairperson of Denali Therapeutics, and VIR Biotechnology, writes in Biotechnology in the time of Covid-19 — Commentaries from the Front Line. Earlier this week,
like Deshpande, who don’t give in to the temptation to choose instant gratification over safety, are a testament that ‘scientific prowess’ and ‘commitment to patients’ continue to be the two irreplaceable pillars of drug research that Sato emphasises in the book. And that indeed offers some relief in these desperate times. ( Graphics by Mohammad Arshad)
As we continue to ‘science the hell’ out of this pandemic, let us match our scientific prowess with humility and a commitment to the patients we pride ourselves on serving. — Vicki L Sato, chairperson of Denali Therapeutics, and VIR Biotechnology, writes in Biotechnology in the time of Covid-19 — Commentaries from the Front Line. Earlier this week, like Deshpande, who don’t give in to the temptation to choose instant gratification over safety, are a testament that ‘scientific prowess’ and ‘commitment to patients’ continue to be the two irreplaceable pillars of drug research that Sato emphasises in the book. And that indeed offers some relief in these desperate times. ( Graphics by Mohammad Arshad)

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